Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sneak a peek at my book Beautiful Strangers


Here is a sneak peek from my novel coming out Summer 2013





Sometimes I think that we know each other so completely and then I think back to all the lies and I wander if we ever really knew one another.”
    Evan grabs my left wrist and turns it over and traces his index finger over my infinity tattoo. “Grace, do you remember what I said to you when I ask you to get this put here? Yes, I remember, you told me that every time I saw this tattoo you wanted me to know that when you said forever, that you meant it.” I say drawing my wrist back and remembering that very moment. I had thought Evan was going to propose but what he did really surprised me.
    Evan knew how badly I had wanted to get a tattoo but I was scared. It was our one year anniversary. We were supposed to go out for a fancy dinner when he took me to a tattoo parlor instead. “Babe” he had said getting down on one knee “I don’t have a fancy ring and I think we are too young to get married, but I want to make a promise to you, that I will always love you no matter what. You will always hold my heart. So I picked out a tattoo for you. You don’t have to get it if you don’t want to.”  How could I say no, when I saw what he had decided on. It was a beautiful infinity symbol with a Celtic heart in the middle. He had said that each loop represented him and I and that the heart in the middle was our two hearts beating as one and that the knot in the middle of it all was holding us together. And that every time I looked at my wrist he wanted me to remember his promise and how much he loved me.
  When I think about moments like that how could I not love Evan? I know he has done me wrong on so many levels but I think we could have a happy life together. I want to believe that everything he has said is true, and that we really do know one another and that we aren't strangers after all. But on the other hand I have Jackson who draws me in like a magnet, but is it love or lust? I think Jackson cares for me but does he love me on the level that Evan does?